Michelle Dockery joins intriguing new Tom Hanks movie ‘Here’

Wow, we think we know who the hardest-working Downton Abbey star is this year!

Famous for playing Lady Mary in ITV’s iconic period drama series and its two spin-off movies, Michelle Dockery has added another new project to her already-brimming schedule.

The 41-year-old English actress has joined the cast of a new movie called Here.

Richard McGuire’s graphic novel of the same name is being adapted by Robert Zemeckis, the American filmmaker behind hits like Cast Away, Romancing the Stone, and Back to the Future.

The brilliant cast is led by Tom Hanks (Saving Private Ryan) and Robin Wright (House of Cards), alongside British talent including Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code), Kelly Reilly (Yellowstone), Lauren McQueen (Ordinary Lies), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock), and Gwilym Lee (Midsomer Murders).

The film will reunite director Robert Zemeckis with Hanks and Wright after the trio previously worked together on 1994’s Oscar-winning Forrest Gump.

Here is described as “a breathtaking and revolutionary odyssey through time and memory.”

“The innovative story is centered on a place in New England where from wilderness and then, later, from a home – love, loss, struggle, hope and legacy play out between couples and families over generations,” says Deadline.

Sony Pictures’ movie is expected to arrive in cinemas in 2024, with filming already underway in London.

Here is apparently using a new generative artificial intelligence technology to “face-swap and de-age the actors in real time” as they perform.

Also coming up for Michelle Dockery is Please Don’t Feed the Children, the directorial debut of Steven Spielberg’s daughter.

She’s also landed a leading role in the BBC’s upcoming ’80s music drama This Town, from the creator of Peaky Blinders, and has a new action-thriller called Boy Kills World on the way too.

Dockery has explored a wide range of different genres since Downton Abbey ended in 2015, finding great success in Apple TV’s Defending Jacob, Western drama Godless, and last year’s Netflix series Anatomy of a Scandal.

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